The study presented here attempts to assess the cost savings attributable to having an on-site corporate medical clinic.
For a period of 4 months, employees using the clinic were surveyed regarding : (1) whether they would have used an outside doctor if the corporate medical department clinic were not available, and (2) how many days per year they estimated that they came to work because there was an on-site medical center when they would otherwise have stayed at home.
The results indicated that, on average, employees who used the facility saved 3.3 days of absenteeism.
That total cost savings was calculated to be $499,212 per year.
In addition, 69% of employees indicated that they would have sought attention elsewhere, suggesting that the presence of an on-site medical center does not induce demand.
The findings concerning the hidden savings brought about by an on-site medical center are also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Médecine travail, Entreprise, Lieu travail, Analyse avantage coût, Absentéisme, Coût social, Economie santé, Impact socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Occupational medicine, Firm, Work place, Cost benefit analysis, Absenteeism, Social cost, Health economy, Socioeconomical impact, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0486833
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 10/04/1997.